Evergreen, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries
All have ornamental bark, clusters of little urn-shaped flowers, decorative edible fruit, handsome foliage.
Provide good drainage, especially if plant receives regular water.
Thin growth of all types as needed.Arbutus menziesii
Native from British Columbiato Southern California in CoastRanges, occasionally in middleelevations of Sierra Nevada.Mature height ranges from 20to 100 ft. Forms broad, round head almost as wide as tall. Itssmooth, reddish brown barkpeels off in thin flakes. Leathery, 3–6-in.-long leaves are shiny dark green on top, dull gray-green beneath. In spring, large clusters of white to pinkish, bell-shaped flowers appear at branch ends. These are followed in early fall by clusters of brilliant orange to red, rough-coated berries that remain on the tree most of winter if birds don’t get them. If you live in madrone country and have a tree in your garden, treasure it. Its requirements in gardens outside its native area are exacting: it must have fast drainage and nonalkaline water. Irrigate just enough to keep plants going until they are established, and then give only infrequent and deep watering. Look for new disease-resistant selections.
Native from British Columbiato Southern California in CoastRanges, occasionally in middleelevations of...
Native primarily to coastal forests of Northern California and Northwest. Glossy deep green fern with ...
Columnar in youth, this 20—25-ft. tree becoming vase shaped with age. Width at maturity is 8 to ...